Blog Post created by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. on Feb 22, 2017

Wow one week from today is March 1st, Spring is definitely on a down hill even though, I know old man Winter isn't done with us yet because we can get snow storms clear into the end of April but thankfully it won't stay then. These next few days are going to be low to mid 40's which is super warm so I'll take it, Mason wants to do some sliding when he gets here after school hopefully he'll be able to but if not we'll still enjoy the outdoors.  I fell asleep last night thinking about our quits and how emotions and warped thinking can literally throw our quits right out window, I know because in past quits I allowed myself the EXcuses of relapsing because I was only halfheartedly ready to quit smoking so any emotional situation was the perfect EXcuse to relapse but this precious quit is my forever one because my life is more important than the disgusting Cancer Sticks, when I found out that I had mild copd back in June of 2014 it was a wake up call because I finally realized that I'm not invincible that it just wasn't other people who got smoking related illnesses that if didn't wise up and do it soon that I could and probably would end up on oxygen 7/ 24 or even worse die a slow painful death that's most likely smoking related so I got on line and found this site and read everything I could find here about this horrid addiction and picked a quit date but when it came time I wasn't quite ready so I picked another one for a wk later and stuck with it but then I totally forgot about this site until my 18th day when I was ready to scream and rip my hair our or tear someone's face off, my mood was all over the place and I wanted to throw my hands up in the air and head straight to the grocery store and buy a carton of cigarettes screw just buying a pk but I promised myself that no matter what I would never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises to anyone including myself all I can say is thankfully I remembered this site so I got on line and started reading the blogs and up until that point I only lurked but that day I commented on something and someone commented back saying that I should write a blog and tell them a little bit about myself and my quit so I did and here I am 954 glorious smoke free days later. I can tell you from EXperience along with so many other's here that are enjoying their forever quit. As long as a person is willing, determined and totally committed to succeed then you can and will be successful because Quitting smoking is definitely difficult but absolutely Doable and so very worth it all to be FREE, with the right mindset we can do just about anything and that includes getting through the rough patches and coming out the other side smiling and reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker.